Ikea Hack: How To Make A DIY Kids Bookshelf

diy books shelves
Our children’s new book shelves

Ikea Hack: How To Make A DIY Kids Bookshelf

I didn’t have any place to arrange my children’s books, and I certainly didn’t want to spend

Our DIY books shelvesa lot of money to store them. While surfing the web one day, I came across this idea and the day came to make it! In that post they painted the shelves white, we on the other hand thought to make them cheerful and colourful!

What did we do to make these kids bookcase?

First of all we bought some inexpensive selves used for storing spice containers. We used the ones from IKEA, which cost 3.49 € each here in Greece. I am sure there are other selves suited for this as well, but those were used also in the original article I got the idea from, so I used them, too.

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Ikea shelf (image source)

Next, we bought some plastic colours – they were cheaper than the made for wood ones. We went for the colours green, yellow and red and our super-dad painted them.

shelf and paints
Everything is ready to start painting

After they were complete dry, our dad put them together. Although first we wanted to make one shelf green, one yellow and one red, our dad assembled it using different colors – brilliant!

Ready shelfs
All colourful, dry and ready

Then he got his drill and put them up on the wall. Come to think of it, all the hard work was done by my hubby. Thank you so much for that!!!

And here is the result! Colorful, vibrant kids bookshelfes, perfect for any kids room! Aren’t they great?

childrens book shelves
All ready children’s book shelves

The kids loved them, they immediately wanted to start reading their books!!!


4 thoughts on “Ikea Hack: How To Make A DIY Kids Bookshelf

  1. feedingthesonis November 6, 2013 / 2:20 am

    Very clever…can i buy it off you 😉 i wish i had the time to be creative like you!


    • Stella November 6, 2013 / 12:36 pm

      Ha, it would cost more to ship it than to make it 🙂 They are totally easy to make (especially if you let your hubby do all that handyman work – hey, they love it!!!).


      • feedingthesonis November 6, 2013 / 1:11 pm

        My hubby will probably start from scratch and get back to completing it six months later and when he will be done…itll be something else like a toilet roll holder instead of a shelf hehe


      • Stella November 6, 2013 / 2:32 pm

        Well, at least you’ll have something to hang up! 🙂


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